WHAT IS LIGHT UP LANCASTER?
Light Up Lancaster is a FREE 3-day family festival of light and art that will illuminate various locations throughout Lancaster city centre.
WHEN DOES LIGHT UP LANCASTER TAKE PLACE?
Light Up Lancaster takes place over 3 consecutive evenings, 5pm – 9pm, Thursday 2nd – Saturday 4th November 2023
WHERE DOES LIGHT UP LANCASTER TAKE PLACE?
Light Up Lancaster takes place at various locations throughout the city centre. Download this year’s map here
Lancaster Railway and Bus stations are located in the city centre and our city is easy to get around.
For more information booking your journey via train, visit Trainline
For more information on booking your journey via bus, visit Stagecoach
WHERE CAN I PARK?
Locations, charges and parking information (including electric vehicle charging points) can be found on the Lancaster City Council website
Lancaster City Council offers free and time-unlimited parking for disabled drivers displaying a valid Blue Badge in all of its off-street pay and display car parks in Lancaster. Find Blue Badge parking in Lancaster here
DO I NEED A TICKET?
No. Light Up Lancaster is a FREE city-wide event with no ticket required.
WHAT SHOULD I WEAR?
This is an outdoor event and will take place in all weathers. Warm outdoor clothing, appropriate footwear and waterproofs (to be on the safe side) are essential.
WILL THERE BE FOOD AND DRINK AVAILABLE?
There is a huge variety of cafes, bars, restaurants and other eateries for you to enjoy throughout your visit, including a Street Food Night Market in Market Square.
ARE ALL THE INSTALLATIONS WHEELCHAIR AND PUSHCHAIR ACCESSIBLE?
Due to the city centre location of the event, hard standing routes and dropped kerbs are present throughout the footprint of the event.
IS IT SUITABLE FOR DOGS?
Walking around the city centre is most suitable for dogs, however, some internal locations, such as Lancaster Castle and The Storey, may impose their own restrictions.
ARE THERE ANY PUBLIC TOILETS?
Yes. Public toilets are located at:
- St Nicholas Arcade: On the same level as the upper floor of the multi-storey carpark. Baby changing & disables access facilities are available.
- Marketgate: Baby changing facilities are available, along with a breastfeeding room and junior sized toilets in the main toilets.
- Lancaster Bus Station Public Toilets
view the location map here
HOW CAN I VOLUNTEER?
We need volunteer stewards to help guide people, explain the artworks and make sure everyone stays safe and enjoys their experience for Light Up Lancaster on Thursday 2 and Saturday 4 November. To apply or for more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org